Mary Poppins Returns
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It would be hard to imagine a more feeble rendering of the 19th century Grimm Brothers tale.
What it lacks is a coherent point of view or consistent tone.
For trashing a classic, [Tunnicliffe] and his writing cohorts deserve a Grimm-style fate -- perhaps a long, slow boil in the witch's vat?
While the picture stays to basic outline of the original story in opening and closing sections, the large middle is stuffed with badly staged slapstick and painful stabs at hip dialogue in an arch attempt to cater to modern kids.
Just a terrible movie, if I could give it zero stars I would. I'm on a crusade against dumb kids' movie and this movie reinforces that. It's not funny, it completely butchers the original story, it looks like crap (and smells like it too). If this movie was so bad that it's good, but it rdoesn't even manage to reach that. Just an outright disaster of a movie. It's, by far, one of the worst kids' movie I've ever seen, even worse than the recent Gulliver's travels. Epic fail of a movie this is. One last thing, I thought my 900th review on this website would be for a much better movie but those plans are all out the window now, here's to the 1000th being better.
It looks great, but it's a flawed bore. Not enough fantasy sequences are created, reducing its magic. It seems like a school play with people in costumed roles.
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